Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Vintage London Bus Tour Including Thames Cruise with Optional London Eye
from USD $46.93
Whether it's your first or fifth time in London, traveling around on a vintage Routemaster bus is the perfect way to get a comprehensive view of the city. This fully guided tour includes a Thames River Cruise, and is the ideal orientation if you're new to London, and return visitors will discover new facts and hear new stories from the professional live commentary aboard the London double-decker bus tour. Pass famous sights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London.

Red double-decker Routemaster buses are a much-loved London icon, and the only way to tour London.
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In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours 30 minutes
March to December
January to February
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Important InfoInfo
Located 5-minute walk from Victoria Underground Station


  • Local guide
  • Vintage City Tour of London
  • Thames River cruise


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station

Returns To

Victoria St, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: this is an open top bus tour, please be prepared for the possibility of rain. On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus
  • Please note: the Changing of the Guard only takes place on the morning tour
  • Please note: at time of booking you will need to select between the morning or afternoon departures.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We were very fortunate to have great weather and little traffic, and were able to see just about every major sightseeing attraction. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. A+, would go again!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Our guide Gavin was great. A great way to see London if you don't have a lot of time. Would recommend the London eye upgrade if you have kids.
• Submitted 18 Dec 2018
Our guide was lovely, gave us a TON of information. We went on a Sunday morning, which was PERFECT. We took the Stonehenge option, so we got to see just about everything in a very short period of time. Perfect for us, as we were only in town for a few days!
• Submitted 22 Dec 2017
Fabulos two day trip. We loved the country side, small towns and villages. A must do.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
This is the way to see as much of London as possible in a short amount of time. We LOVED our Vintage Bus Tour. Our tour guide, Richard was passionate and knew so much about London's rich history that we came away feeling like experts. It was a great way to get an idea of which sites we wanted to come back and spend more time at. The bus was so charming and we lucked out with wonderful, clear blue skies. Sit on the open top and take in the wonders. You'll spend so much time craning your neck at the sky scrapers and marvelous, old architecture that you'll have a stiff neck but its oh so worth it. The cruise along the Thames is beautiful and exciting. This tour really is the best bang for your buck for the true London Experience.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
What a great way to see London and have a cruise along the Thames. I would recommend that you do not take the optional London Eye along with this tour. A voucher is given for the Eye which means you have to stand in voucher line and then Eye line. It took 4 hours in line before we got on the Eye.
• Submitted 06 May 2017
This tour is an absolute must! My family enjoyed it thoroughly and our guide, Richard, was fantastic. If you want to absorb London in 3 hours, this is the way to do it. The bus was epic vintage and the luxurious boat ride was just fantastic. I'd give this 10 stars if it were an option. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR.
• Submitted 03 May 2017
The bus was super cool and the tour guy was great! The tour was very personal and I would recommended if you don't have too much time to spare because this is not a hop-in hop-off bus.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2017
Great idea when you don't want to spend too much time being a tourist guide was funny and knowledgeable. Great overview of the city!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2017
This tour was great and the tour guides were very helpful and informative..... we was low on time so we had to rush through a few places but I was satisfied with the tour.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2016
Great tour, fantastic way of exploring the city on the road and on boat! Highly recommended!
• Submitted 09 Nov 2016
If you want quick overview of the major attractions in London, this is the tour to take as you will get it all in less than 4 hours. Our guide Alan was excellant and great sense of humor and gives you some interesting commentary and insights. PS - the top of the bus is not covered except the front 3 rows of seats
• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
This was one of the best tours we took. Our guide was beyond great. She was so informative and knew so much information. Truly enjoyed this tour.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2016
• Submitted 08 Oct 2016
Awesome! The guide was very knowledgeable and we also loved the boat trip down the Thames. Would definitely recommend this trip to everyone. My husband is a former Londoner and remembers these buses from his childhood so this was a trip down memory lane for him and made his day. You can see so many of the sites and then decide which ones you want to come back and explore some more.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
Great moments. Very cool!!
• Submitted 24 Sep 2015
The guide was excellent very informative!
• Submitted 09 Sep 2015
Absolutely fantastic!! Our tour guide, Jess was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. I wish our history teachers were this much fun when I was in school. Our driver, Tony, was a magician! I'm still in awe of how he was able to get us in such tight spaces. James, our tour guide in training, was a great help in keeping all of Jess' people together! To learn while you laugh... Or laugh while you learn..What a great experience! We saw all the major landmarks and then some on this awesome tour! Highly recommend for first timers.
• Submitted 26 Jun 2015
Excellent! Our guide was very informative and was able to get us close to the rehearsal of the House Cavalry for the Queen's birthday. Quite the site to see.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2015
Great overall tour of the city. Did this tour on our first day of seven in London (first-time visitors) and loved it. Got us acclimated with the city and helped us get an idea of which sites we wanted to come back to and see in more detail, and which ones we could pass on making a second trip to. Well-organized and perfect for anyone looking to see all the main sites in London for a day.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
Worth every penny! Great tour - easy access and professional!
• Submitted 03 Dec 2014
The Double Decker is the best way to know a city.
• Submitted 11 Dec 2013
What a wonderful way to see London
• Submitted 16 Dec 2013
Good way to see a lot in a little bit of time. Really enjoyed the guide, entertaining and engaging. Told us a little of interesting little tidbits of "off the beaten path" information. I would do it again. Good way to figure out where to go an what to see... if you have extra time.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2013

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours 30 minutes
March to December
January to February
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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